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Arlo Parks announces second album with lead single "Weightless"

19 January 2023, 10:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Arlo Parks has returned with news of her second album My Soft Machine, and has treated fans to the first single "Weightless".

Almost a year on from her last single "Softly", Arlo Parks is back with a new outing titled "Weightless", which lands with a Marc Oller-directed video, and is the lead single from her forthcoming second album.

""Weightless" surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection," Arlo Parks explains. "It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself."

The new single is lifted from My Soft Machine, the follow-up to her 2021 Mercury Prize-winning debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams.

In the announcement video, Arlo Parks explained that My Soft Machine is "life through my lens, through my body. The mid-20s anxiety, the substance abuse of friends around me, the viscera of being in love for the first time, navigating PTSD and grief, and self-sabotage, and joy. Moving through worlds with wonder and sensitivity. What it's like to be trapped in this particular body."

She'll also be playing some UK and European shows in September, which includes a date at London's Eventim Apollo on 28 September. Visit for more information.

"Weightless" is out now. Arlo Parks' My Soft Machine album will be released 26 May through Transgressive Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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